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Weather Alert Detail

  • Special Weather Statement for Central Yampa River Basin County, Colorado
  • Special Weather Statement issued May 17 at 2:53PM MDT by NWS
  • Effective: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:53 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 3 p.m.
  • ...ANOTHER STRONG SPRING STORM SYSTEM EXPECTED EARLY THIS WEEK...
    ANOTHER STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE
    GREAT BASIN ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...THEN INTO EASTERN UTAH
    AND WESTERN COLORADO TUESDAY. MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND THIS STORM
    WILL BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW TO MUCH OF THE REGION.
    AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHES THE AREA ON MONDAY NIGHT...
    COLDER AIR WILL PUSH INTO THE AREA...CAUSING SNOW LEVELS TO FALL
    FROM WELL ABOVE 10000 FEET TO NEAR 9500 FEET. HEAVY WET SNOW WILL
    BE POSSIBLE AT HIGHER MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS OF WESTERN COLORADO AND
    EASTERN UTAH THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING WHICH MAY RESULT IN ICY AND
    SNOWPACKED ROADS OVER THE PASSES...TRANSITIONING TO SLUSH SEVERAL
    HUNDRED FEET BELOW THE HIGH POINTS.
    RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN THE VALLEYS MAY EXCEED A HALF INCH...AND WITH
    RECENT RAINS AND SNOWMELT FROM THE WINTER SNOWPACK...EXPECT SMALL
    CREEKS AND STREAMS TO CONTINUE RUNNING HIGH EARLY IN THE WEEK.
    COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FROM TUESDAY THROUGH
    THE WEEKEND AS THE UNSETTLED PATTERN CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION.
    VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GJT FOR THE LATEST
    INFORMATION ON THIS DEVELOPING LATE SEASON STORM.